Below is a list of Italian-Canadian organizations and associations that promote Italian-Canadian community and culture within Canada and have an online presence. This is the only Italian-Canadian community listing available online, but it is still a work in progress so check back for updates. If you would like to be added, or change the listing, send me a note. Also listed are some international associations that may be of interest to Italian-Canadian communities.
(Last update: January 20, 2013)
The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese is committed to advancing the interest of the Italian Canadian community and ensuring that, as a group, Italian-Canadians are contributing to the enrichment of their community and their multicultural nation.
The Canadian Italian Association 50+, a not for profit organization, has committed to undertake the mission of engaging, educating and empowering the Canadian Italian, ages fifty plus.
Italian Heritage Month supported by The National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Villa Charities, Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana, Comites, The Canadian Italian Professional Business Association Toronto, MICBA, Famee Furlane, L’AltraItalia, Inspire 2012.
Inspire2011 aims to inspire and empower Italian Canadian youth to pursue their dreams through sharing of experiences and advice by Italian Canadian leaders.
The Order Sons of Italy Canada, as a fraternal organization, makes great contributions towards the betterment of social conditions in society offering true helping hands wherever and whenever they are needed.
The Canadian Italian Business Professional Association is a cross-Canada network of business and professional Canadians working together to build our businesses and actively participate in helping Canada become all that is can be.
The Canadian Society for Italian Studies aims to foster and advance Italian Studies in Canada by providing venues for the presentation and discussion of research dealing with Italian language, literature, film, politics and culture, and related fields, such as Italian-Canadian studies, and matters pertaining to the teaching of Italian as a second and third language.
Order of Italian Canadians’ principal aim, besides protecting its members, is to educate the Italians in Canada to the knowledge of Canadians customs, laws and democratic institutions, so they may better appreciate them and be loyal to them.
Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada, a non-profit charitable cultural and educational organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation and study of Italian genealogy and heraldry.
Panoram Italia magazine is currently published bimonthly with two distinct editions: one for the Greater Montreal and Ottawa Areas, and one for the Greater Toronto Area. Panoram Italia aims to unify Italian-Canadians and rekindle their connection to their Italian heritage, while also presenting the beauty and diversity of Italian culture to all Italophiles.
Vivo, an Italian-Canadian Lifestyle Magazine.
Corriere Canadese, the Canadian Italian daily newspaper.
Accenti, the magazine with an Italian accent.
Italiani.ca, reports on a variety of local community information covering daily events that deal with special occasions, culture, sports and media.
La Voce magazine targets Canadians of Italian origin and all those that are interested in the Italo-Canadian culture.
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canadian – West, a private, non-profit, membership organization with the mandate of promoting and enhancing business, trade and investment exchanges between Italy and Western Canada.
The Italian Canadian Sports Federation (ICSF) was founded with a mission to use soccer as a means of bringing together the Italian Community in East Vancouver.
The Leonardo Da Vinci Centre is run by the Victoria Italian-Canadian society to promote inter-relations among Italians and Canadians, encouraging cultural social activities, to promote those activities which will orient Italians in the Canadian culture and to encourage the descendants of Italian immigrants to preserve their Italian heritage.
Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre Society
Nelson Italian Canadian Society aims to continue the promotion and organization of cultural, folkloristic, recreational, social, educational and sporting activities.
The Kelowna Canadian Italian Club is the social and cultural centre of the Italian community in Kelowna.
The Calgary Italian Club hosts many yearly events for members and guests.
The G. Marconi Canadian Italian Club provides banquet facilities and runs cultural events.
The Caboto Centre provides people of all ages and cultures with a meeting place and activity centro to celebrate and embrace Italian Culture and lifestyle, today and into the future.
The Italian Canadian HandiCAPABLE Association (ICHA), Windsor and District, is a non-proit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the physically and mentally disabled by providing recreational and social activities.
Forza Giovani: Greater Toronto Italian Canadian Youth Organization aims to encourage Italian Canadians to positively contribute towards the development of Canadian Society, while simultaneously maintaining and embracing the Italian cultural heritage in the present and promoting its continued significance in the establishment of the identities of all Italian Canadian youth in the future.
The Italian Walk of Fame (IWOF) pays tribute to the extraordinary acheivements of Italians in all fields with stars placed permanently and prominently in the sidewalk in “Little Italy” in Toronto.
Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto is a centre for cultural and academic activities, a school of Italian language and civilization, a source of information about contemporary Italy, its regions and its multilayered cultural heritage as well as a venue for art exhibitions, lectures, films, and video screenings.
Italian Canadian Club of Guelph is a hub for events.
The Italian-Canadian Youth Association / Associazione Giovani Italo-Canadesi aims bridge the gap between older and younger Italian-Canadian generations in order to create a more united and informed community.
The Columbus Centre of Toronto is recognized as the Italian Canadian contribution to multiculturalism in the Metropolitan Toronto Area and has become an established focal point in the community- a veritable piazza that brings together art, culture, fitness, and great food all under one roof.
Toronto’s Little Italy or Corso Italia is located along St Clair Avenue West, between Westmount (just east of Dufferin Street) and Landsdowne Avenue.
The Marconi Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontairo.
Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana in Toronto continues to lead the way, promoting Italian language learning and cultural exchange opportunities for students from kindergarten to university.
Consolato Generale d’Italia a Toronto / The Italian Consulate in Toronto
Settimana Italiana /Italian Week Ottawa
Festa Italiana is one of London, Ontario’s liveliest festivals. It is a three-day celebration of Italian culture, food, music and dance.
CIAO – The Canadian Italian Advocates Association is an association of lawyers of Italian descent representing the interests of the Canadian Italian community.
Windsor Italian-Canadian Cultural Centre was founded in1978 and offered various services for all the communities of Windsor, Leamington, Amherstburg and Chatham.
Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association, a leader among housing/social service and Long Term Care Facilities.
CIBPA Montreal promotes recreational, cultural, social, artistic, charitable, business and professional activities of Italian Canadians in Quebec and also encourages the participation of Italian Canadians in the economic and public affairs of this region and Canada.
Montreal Italians is a website where you can view, locate, shop and support Italian business in Montreal.
Situated in the heart of St. Leonard’s administrative campus, the Leonardo da Vinci Centre is sustained by the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation of Quebec.
The Italian-Canadian Community Foundation raises funds and redistributes them to non-profit organizations and associations that offer services to the community.
Club Ricreativo Italo-Canadese is a social, cultural and community gathering place for Italian-Canadians living in Montreal, Quebec.
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, founded in 1964 by a group of Quebec business people eager to increase trade activities with Italy.
The Italian Canadian Cultural Association of Nova Scotia‘s mission is to enrich, share and reflect Italian Canadian culture through social, cultural, recreational and educational services.
L’Associazione Italiana di Moncton promotes an interest in and an awareness of the Italian language and culture in the Greater Moncton and New Brunswick community.
The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry.
The Order Sons of Italy in America is a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world.
The National Italian American Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage.
Young Apulians is a social network for young pugliesi around the world, run by the Associazione Internazionale Pugliesi nel Mondo.
Italo Emigranti features the life stories of Italians abroad in the world.